Saturday, May 8, 2010

Could Lake Toba be any farther away?

Today was a long day. How long was it exactly? Well, I left my guesthouse this morning at 8:15am, walked for 20 minutes to get into town, and took a tuk-tuk to the bus station. From there I rode three hours back to Medan and took another tuk-tuk to another bus station, also in Medan (that took about a half hour). I transfered to a second bus and pretty much wished I was dead. The bus was crowded and very hot. I mean, what kind of bus doesn't have A/C and only has tiny little windows at the top that slide open?? Ugh. That bus arrived in Parapat about five hours or so later, but my trip still wasn't over. A short walk had me at the boat jetty where I scarfed dinner and waited an hour for the ferry to head to Samosir Island in Lake Toba. An hour-long boat ride and another short walk and FINALLY, I made it to Liberta Homestay where I'll be resting my head for a couple of days. Whew.

After all that, I think I'm in need of an ice cold beer. I'll try to upload the monkey and orangutan pics that I know people are waiting for tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Ew. Hot, crowded buses on a long travel day are never any fun. Hopefully it'll all be worth it. Love ya!